Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Make a Wish (wall hook)

Here is another one of the little pretties we debuted with our repurposed shutters the other day.

A cute little pallet board hook for the wall. 
This project was easy as pie (which sometimes isn't really all that easy, depending on the pie. lol)

I found some pallet wood pieces in Eric's scrap bin last week. I picked some that were just about the same length and I glued and nailed them onto a vertical 4th piece of scrap wood on the back.

I love pallet wood because it always has nail or staple holes, gouges and miscellaneous flaws.
It's always so perfectly imperfect!
Once everything had dried, I simply painted on some Annie Sloan Barcelona Orange, then a little Ce Ce Caldwell's Johnston Daffodil and finally some Santa Fe Turquoise. I didn't distress a thing, just painted it quickly, hitting and missing wherever I felt like it. 

I just happened to have a few stencil letters that I cut apart and placed randomly and a little crookedly onto the board. Then used Aubusson Blue for the lettering. 

I used Barcelona Orange again on a double-hook I had lying around in my pieces/parts box. 

Finally I added clear wax to everything, then attached the hook under the lettering (and dabbed some paint on the screw heads too) and a little twine hanger off the back.
This little board matches our new shelf perfectly. 

Can you tell by my color choices lately that I am SO ready for spring? :)

(pssst.... I'm going to tell you more about those cute metal and felt flowers and the little repurposed vases later this week, so be sure to stop back by!)

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  1. Catching up with my Linky Followers. This is so amazing Denise. I love the colors and the finish. I am busy with something similar on a scrap piece of wood. I love the way you did the word alittle crookedly. Thanks for the inspiration!:)

    1. Glad I could inspire you and thanks for all the nice compliments. Can't wait to see what your project looks like :)


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